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California, Canmore or the capital city?
As the Full House Lottery rolls out its 2022 edition, those looking for one of the top prizes get three different takes on living in lottery style.
There’s the first grand prize, a $2.4-million dream home with pops of colour and the quickest way to get to live the southwestern United States lifestyle without leaving town. This 5,024-square-foot modern California-style home has interior architecture and design delights that transport you to the American southwest and beyond.
Or if you’re ultimate escape is to the Rockies, there’s the $641,000 Canmore condo early bird prize — a two-bedroom, two-bathroom gem that comes in at 1,089 square feet.
But if you prefer staying in your own backyard, the second grand prize offers a $1.6-million, mid-century modern interpretation on city living and adds in dashes of industrial flair. At 4,355 square feet, earthy colours and rich wood features highlight this four-bedroom, four-bathroom home.
The fully furnished grand prizes — the condo comes unfurnished — are part of the 1,000-plus prizes the lottery offers in support of northern Alberta’s two largest hospitals, the Royal Alexandra Hospital and the University of Alberta Hospital. Over the past 28 years, Full House Lottery has raised $99 million for the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation and the University Hospital Foundation.
For the first grand prize, which includes $25,000 cash, Parkwood Master Builder crafted a Baja-inspired home with southwestern and California influences. This four-bedroom, six-bathroom house was designed for those who love a full house — pun intended. The main floor, which includes the primary suite, leaves the upper level with its two bedroom suites: one full sized with an attached bathroom and walk-in closet, and a slightly smaller junior version adjacent to it, and are perfect for empty nesters who love to have family over for the holidays or for a multi-generational household, said Dustin MacDonald, Parkwood’s interior designer.
The home’s southwestern influences include multiple archways, coral coloured tiles and indoor/outdoor living. The Terrazzo — floors and backsplash — is eye-catching, as are the matte white kitchen appliances that include a wall-mounted double-door oven, while the show-stopping primary ensuite with a green tile floor has a five-foot wide round soaker tub that fills from a faucet, which pours down from the ceiling.
At the second grand prize home, which comes with $10,000 cash, mid-century modern and industrial chic combine to create a timeless and spacious offering from Kondro Homes.
“This home is oriented towards family and friends,” said Brent Kondro, owner of Kondro Homes. “There are a lot of large spaces that are especially important these days with people spending more time at home.”
Those include a stunning dining room alcove, surround by views of the outdoors yet still connected to the open concept main floor. Meanwhile, slatted wood features throughout, with some continuing onto the ceiling, give the house a warm feel. But the home’s features don’t stop there as the kitchen island Dekton’s waterfall countertop — in a dark rustic marble-like slate finish — has a bit of a twist with a different material for the bottom quarter portion of the waterfalls.
Funds from the lottery will enhance elder care at the Royal Alexandra Hospital through numerous measures that will improve patient safety and care. Funds will also help the University of Alberta Hospital to redesign it atrium into a healing, family-centred space that reflects the diversity of all the communities they serve.
FULL HOUSE LOTTERY 2022: Offering 1,039 prizes in support of the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation and the University of Alberta Hospital Foundation.
DREAM HOMES: At Creekwood Collections at Chappelle in southwest Edmonton. Grand Prize 1 is at 6036 Crawford Dr. S.W. Grand Prize 2 is at 6038 Crawford Dr. S.W. They’re open for viewing; check the Full House website for any COVID-19 protocols. The Canmore condo is not open for viewing.
TICKETS: Tickets start at $100. For 50/50 Extra tickets, the Thousands-a-Day Giveaway or info on deadlines and more check fullhouse.ca or call 780-424-6161 in Edmonton and area; toll-free at 1-800-441-0465.